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Grecian Splice. (1)
[Caption: 1.]
To make: The idea of this splice is to
unlay the two rope ends, divide the yarns
strands into yarns and having twisted
up the yarns into a number of foxes
to plait or”cross-point” them, afterwards
marling the ends & serving the whole
over. There are 3 ways in which this
idea may be carried out (1) all the
yarns may be plaited into one tubular
plait like a circular lamp-wick. This
plan is not recommended. (2) The inside
yarns, ^ or some of them, may be laid up as a short
piece of rope; the two ropes so made
short-spliced, the ends being put through
once only; and the outside yarns, having
been twisted into foxes, cross-pointed to

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